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Argonauts Club

The Argonauts Club is for actuaries working outside of mainstream life and pensions work, in wider fields. It was set up in 1955 and has a total membership of around 100 working or retired actuaries

The Club meets for dinner in London three times a year, usually in October or November, February, and April or May.  At each dinner, two speakers are invited, one from the actuarial profession and another who is not an actuary. Speeches are normally followed by a question-and-answer session. Diners usually number around 40 and members may invite guests to dinners.

Actuaries who are interested in joining the Argonauts Club can attend a Club dinner as a guest of an existing member

They then need to be nominated by one, and seconded by another, existing member.  Once nominated and seconded, membership applications will be considered at the next meeting of the Club, in the applicant’s absence.

A list of members is available from the Honorary Secretary.

Membership subscriptions

The Club year runs from 1 July to 30 June.  At the end of each year, subscriptions are reviewed and rates are notified to members towards the end of the summer.  For the 2016/2017 year, subscription rates are £75 for active members and £40 for retired members.  From time to time, due to an overseas posting for example, members may be unable to attend any dinners in a Club year; in these circumstances membership may be suspended without payment of subscriptions.

Dining fees

For the 2016/2017 year, dining fees are £95, both for members and guests.  Guests who are eligible and interested in joining, may attend one dinner at the special rate of £50.  Where members have to cancel attendance of a dinner, dining fees will not be payable provided that they have given notice of not less than one week in advance of the dinner.

Officers of the Argonauts Club

Chairman: Robert Ross

Honorary Secretary: Guy Freeman
                                 Tel: 07770 703 341

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Events calendar

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

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    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.